Mississauga, Canada: A video of an altercation between 400-500 people in Canada’s Mississauga city is making the rounds on the internet. A Canada-based news portal reported that a fight occurred between Indian supporters and Khalistani supporters on the eve of Diwali. The incident occurred in the Malton area of the city in a parking lot. The regional police of Peel said they received reports of hundreds of people fighting on Monday night and they took action soon after to separate them and control the situation.
An official tweet by the Peel police claims, “FIGHT – Goreway Dr / Etude Dr #Mississauga – #PRP responded to reports of 400-500 people fighting in a parking lot – #PRP located one person with injuries – Male being assessed by @Peel_Paramedics- #PRP remaining in the area as things have calmed down – C/R 9:41pm – 22-0357908”. However, no arrests have been made regarding the incident yet. The video showed, “One group can be seen waving Indian flags, while the other held banners supporting the Khalistan referendum movement”, as per reports by a local news channel.
Notably, the Indian government had asked Canada to stop such “Khalistani referendum movements” to prevent anti-India and terrorism promotions. After such a violent act, the Indian government has taken up the issue with the Canadian high commission in the country and discussed ways to prevent any such issues from happening in the future. Arindam Bagchi, the Indian external Affairs Ministry spokesperson said, “We have taken it up with the Canadian High Commission in Delhi and also in Canada with the Canadian authorities. We will continue to take up these issues both in New Delhi, Ottawa & elsewhere”.